Christine Göttler is currently writing a book entitled “Fluid Worlds,” which explores Rubens’s engagement with the global world of seventeenth-century Antwerp and the city’s long history of craftsmanship, material expertise, and (hidden) knowledge. She is also working with Sven Dupré on the volume “Reading the Inventory: The Worlds and Possessions of the Portuguese Merchant-Banker Emmanuel Ximenez (1564–1632) in Antwerp,” where the focus is on the converso merchant-banker’s involvement in the city’s artisanal, commercial, and scholarly culture.
She continues to do research and publish on early modern elemental imaginaries and the ways in which artists thought of and pictured hidden natural and supernatural forces.


Activities and Events

Robert Janson-La Palme *76 Visiting Professorship at the Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University, Spring Semester 2024.

Metamorphic Matter: Elemental Imagery in Earl Modern Art.
Robert Janson-La Palme *76 Conference and Keynote, Friday, April 5, 2024, Princeton University, Department of Art & Archaeology